In September 2012 Fields in Trust launched the Inclusion Fund to coincide with the 2012 Paralympic Games. This grant-making programme is aimed at improving access to sport and play facilities for disabled children and young people.
A total of 45 applications were received from a wide range of site owners across the UK. Applications featured a broad range of improvements from the installation of fully accessible play equipment (swings, roundabouts and interactive games) to ramps and pathways to provide better access to recreation areas.
Fields in Trust partnered with the disability charity Scope to assess applications. Ten grants (totalling £80,000) were awarded.
"Play and activity are the foundation stones on which participation in sport in later life are built. The Inclusion Fund will give grants to ensure these vital first steps are available to all members of a community" said Barry Horne, Chief Executive of English Federation of Disability Sport
"The Fields in Trust Inclusion Fund aims to enable our local green open spaces to become more accessible for all members of the community." Director of Knowledge and Learning, Scope
The Current Inclusion Fund Round was launched on the 28th of November 2013 at the Fields in Trust Awards Dinner and is funded in part by The Wolfson Foundation.
If you have any queries regarding this Fund please contact Shannon Newton on email: Shannon.email@example.com or Tel: 01666 880 630.
The Deadline for Application is Friday, 10th January 2014.
Before you complete the form please view our Inclusion Fund Guidelines